Have you guys watched George Lakoff and others videos or books.
How all the concepts and language expressions are constrained and described in the metaphors in a SPATIAL and TEMPORAL body terms.
Image schema: container
- I went in the room
- I took the apple out of the box
- the keys are in the back pocket
- if A is in B and B is in C then A is in C
other schemas : source-path-goal, support , ~20 of them
Then also language expressions are body-inspired :
i’m feeling down
i’m up beat
why not : warm down
The theory is very well summarized in this book : From Molecule to Metaphor: A Neural Theory of Language
The basic idea of image-schema on cognitive level, very much resembles grid-cell maps and spaces in the lower implementation level and Frames resemble reference-frames… i.e.
my theory goes : pooled sensory-motor sequences become image-schema.
what do you think…